Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Schneider Keeps Overall Lead After Beloit ToAD Race

Samantha Schneider (TIBCO) narrowly held onto her overall series leader jersey as she took second in the Beloit Bike Classic.
Samantha Schneider

Schneider leads Erica Allar (Colavita-Fine Cooking) by just two points in the Tour of America's Dairyland Pro Women series. Allar finished third, while Tina Pic (Fearless Femme), who sits in third overall five points behind Schneider, won the sprint finish. 

Schneider, Allar, and Pic have all finished in the top five each day of the ToAD series. 

Skylar Scheider
Schneider's 15-year-old phenom sister Skylar (TIBCO) is leading the category 2 series competition and sits in sixth overall in the pro women's series. 

Here is Active Pursuit's Tom Held on the racing. The Wisconsin Bike Fed also did a nice article on the Schneiders and 19-year-old Nathan Labecki.

Nathan Labecki pulls on Best Amateur jersey.
In the Pro Men's race at Beloit, Justin Williams (Astellas) won the race, while Daniel Holloway (Athlete Octane, finished second and held onto his healthy overall series lead. 

After racing in the category 2/3 division, Milwaukee rider Labecki (ISCorp) raced in the pro division, earning him top honors in the category 2 series while taking an impressive 16th in the pro race. 

Al Krueger (KS Energy/ Team Wisconsin) won the 2/3 event. 

In the masters 1/2 race, Velocause rider Brian Leatherman took third, winning the field sprint. Andy Feuersthaler (Velocause) finished 11th and held onto fifth overall, while Leatherman moved up to 11th. Michael Froh of Velocause continued his consistent placings and moved into fifth overall in the category 1/2 45 plus division. 

The Velocause category 3/4 masters had a more difficult day, with Jeffrey Elam getting 11th. Benny Smith is 8th in the overall. 

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